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COVID-19 Cases Still Spell Trouble For Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported 1,262 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Thursday, January 13, bringing the infection total to 108,983 and total deaths to 2,517. The new cases comprise 781 females and 481 males with ages ranging from 20 days to 97 years. The positivity rate was 68.6 percent. The cases were recorded […]

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Jamaica Sees Third Quarter Economic Growth

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting third-quarter calendar year growth of 5.8 percent for July to September, compared to the corresponding period in 2020. In a statement on Friday (December 31), STATIN said the outturn was attributable to growth in the services and goods-producing industries, up 7.1 and 2.4 percent respectively. The Institute noted that growth in the […]

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Jamaica Sees COVID-19 Positivity Rate Skyrockets To 60.3%

Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate has surged to an all-time high of 60.3 percent. The Ministry of Health says 1,714 cases were confirmed from 2,588 samples on Monday. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have increased by 13 to 307. Thirty-one of those admitted are severely ill, while another 10 are in critical condition. A 77-year-old man from St. Catherine is the latest to […]

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Dr. Derrick McKoy Appointed New Attorney General

Photo credit: JIS Jamaica’s Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Dr. Derrick McKoy as the new Attorney General in his latest move to reshuffle his cabinet. Dr. McKoy has significant knowledge and experience in law. Derrick McKoy is a former Contractor General of Jamaica and a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona […]

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister In A Spat With Maroon Chief

Accompong Maroon Chief Richard Currie in a no-holds-barred comment rebutted the argument put forward by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that Jamaica is a unitary, sovereign state, with no other sovereign authority existing within its borders. Mr. Holness in a media briefing on Sunday made it clear that his government will not support any activity which could contribute to the breakdown […]

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Jamaica Sees New Daily High In COVID-19 Cases

Jamaica has recorded 1,269 COVID-19 cases – a new daily high. The cases were confirmed from 2,300 samples resulting in a positivity rate of 45.9 percent. COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased to 219, up from 204 on Wednesday. Twenty two of those admitted are severely ill while four are in critical condition. Meanwhile, three more persons have died from COVID-19 in […]

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Jamaica Sees Increase In COVID-19 Hospitalization

There has been another increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Jamaica. The Ministry of Health says 189 people are now admitted, up from 172 on Monday. Twenty-one patients are severely ill, while four are in critical condition. Additionally, 735 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Tuesday from 1,904 samples. This resulted in a positivity rate of 34.3 percent. The virus has […]

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Jamaica — STATIN Reports Third Quarter Growth For Economy

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting third-quarter calendar year growth of 5.8 percent for July to September, compared to the corresponding period in 2020. In a statement on Friday (December 31), STATIN said the outturn was attributable to growth in the services and goods-producing industries, up 7.1 and 2.4 percent respectively. The Institute noted that growth in the […]

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Jamaica Recorded 528 New COVID-19 Cases

Jamaica has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases with figures showing 528 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,377 samples tested on Saturday. This constitutes a positivity rate of 34.9 percent. A one-day-old child was among those who tested positive. Kingston & St. Andrew accounted for the highest number of new cases with 274, followed by St. Catherine with 86 and […]

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New COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica Rise To 365

Jamaica on Thursday reported 365 new cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death. This brings the total number of cases recorded on the island since the start of the pandemic to 93,591 and the death toll to 2,470. Of the newly reported cases, there were 202 females and 263 males with ages ranging from four months to 88 years. The […]